B-SPEECH v.1 Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology)
BSc(Curtin) / BSc(Hons)(Curtin)
Course CRICOS Code: 032949D
Registered full-time Duration: 4 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications. The honours component prepares students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
Speech pathologists work with people with communication, swallowing or feeding difficulties to reduce the impact of these problems on their lives. This course attracts students of the highest calibre. Graduates are recognised for their expertise in all facets of communication, innovative approach to professional practice, use of technology, and ability to conduct research in a variety of health science disciplines.
Graduates are eligible for membership with Speech Pathology Australia.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Admission to the Honours stream is by invitation and follows high achievement within this Bachelor Degree. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
At least one science course 3A/3B from the following list: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology. Desirable: Mathematics 2C/2D. The STAT is not accepted for entry to this course, but may be used to demonstrate English competence requirements.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates with a Bachelor Degree may qualify for entry to some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master by Coursework degrees. Graduates with a Bachelor Degree with Honours may also qualify for entry to a Master or Doctorate by Research. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Specific Course Completion Details
Evidence of the successful completion of a Senior First Aid Certificate is required before students begin clinical placements in third year.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Clinical Health Sciences and Police Clearance Section of the faculty website.
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study. The honours component typically comprises an honours stream equivalent to one year of full-time study undertaken during the last year (or two) of study.
An honours stream is available to selected students and runs parallel to the standard fourth year. Students are required to undertake clinical placements outside the normal study periods, including a country placement.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of human communication science to the delivery of speech pathology services and research in diverse and changing settings
2. critically analyse information to plan, implement and evaluate speech pathology services and research
3. locate, extract and critically appraise evidence and information from a range of resources to solve theoretical and applied problems in human communication science
4. demonstrate excellence in written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills appropriate to the discipline within a legal and ethical framework
5. use technologies relevant to the human communication sciences to inform clinical practice and research
6. understand and implement varied learning strategies, and take responsibility for ongoing professional and personal development
7. incorporate and demonstrate awareness of global or international perspectives in health care to clinical practice and research in speech pathology
8. demonstrate awareness of and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
9. independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner across a range of professional settings
Duration and Availability
This course is four years full-time or equivalent part-time study with the exception of the final year, which is full-time only.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|SPPA1001||v.1||Introduction to Human Communication Science||3.0||25.0|
|HUMB1000||v.1||Human Structure and Function||4.0||25.0|
|CMHL1000||v.1||Foundations for Professional Health Practice||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC1000||v.1||Introduction to Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|BIOL1002||v.1||Brain and Behaviour||3.0||25.0|
|INDH1006||v.1||Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours||3.0||25.0|
|CMHL1001||v.1||Evidence Informed Health Practice||2.0||25.0|
|SPPA1000||v.1||Studies in Language Development||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|BIOL2003||v.1||Cognitive Neuroscience in Speech Pathology||4.0||25.0|
|SPPA2003||v.1||Approaches to Language Analysis||4.0||25.0|
|BEHV2000||v.1||Psychological Science Experimental Methods||3.0||25.0|
|SPPA2000||v.1||Assessment in Speech Pathology||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|SPPA2001||v.1||Intervention in Speech Pathology||4.0||25.0|
|SPPA2005||v.1||Speech Science and Data Analysis||4.0||25.0|
|SPPA2002||v.1||Applied Speech Science and Stuttering||4.0||25.0|
|SPPA2004||v.1||Phonetics and Phonology||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|SPPA3002||v.1||Motor Speech and Voice Disorders||3.0||25.0|
|SPPA3005||v.1||Hearing and Multimodal Communication||3.0||25.0|
|SPPA3001||v.1||Introductory Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology 1||14.0||25.0|
|BIOL3006||v.1||Research to Practice in Speech Pathology 1||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|SPPA3003||v.1||Introductory Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology 2||4.0||25.0|
|STAT3004||v.1||Research to Practice in Speech Pathology 2||2.0||25.0|
|SPPA3004||v.1||Professional Development in Speech Pathology||2.0||25.0|
|STRH-SPEEC||v.1||Honours Speech Pathology Stream||200.0|
|STRU-SPEEC||v.1||Speech Pathology Fourth Year Stream||200.0|
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